Boats Trucks & Maintenance

Balance Your Boat for Better Performance

A boat’s performance and handling can be significantly affected by weight and center of gravity. An improperly loaded and balanced boat requires more power while consuming more fuel, and stability and control is usually reduced. Terry Brown explains the importance of mounting boating equipment for balance, and loading storage compartments in a balanced fashion. He provides additional considerations such as offsetting driver weight with additional weight stored in port storage, and the importance of maximizing center storage compartments.